Before the days of DLC coating became very fashionable, Omega experimented a bit with putting PVD coating on some of their Seamaster Calypso watches. This model was already an uncommon one - unless you're a true ardent fan of 80's quartz era Seamasters you probably haven't yet heard of the Calypso, as very few of them were made.
Besides looking cool, PVD or DLC Diamond like carbon coating provides an extra-strong surface protection to the finish.
Today's offering showcases this rare and classically cool retro mens Omega Seamaster Calypso with original Omega factory done PVD coating.
Its case is ultra thin with an elapsed time rotating bezel and screwed down crown. Its large contrasting one orange and one white hands make it easy to read in a reduced visibility environment.
Its dial has a pleasing black divers style design giving the watch a true blacked-out look. The watch is powered by a quartz mechanism with quick-setting date.
A Master Watchmaker has installed a new battery and performed any needed servicing.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
If you're not familiar, over the last few years black diamond coated watches have gained a strong following. Don't miss the chance to own one of the OG blacked-coated watches from Omega in vintage times.
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1984
Model: Seamaster, Ref. 196.0234/396.0932
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds, Elapsed Time Bezel
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamonster logo, 1420
Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crown and including guards - 38mm including the crown)
Dial: Black with luminous baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer minutes/seconds track, original and untouched, just short of mint condition
Hands: Omega, steel luminous "epees", one white and one orange
Movement type: Quartz, ETA 955 series, movement with gilt plating
Band: Original, signed Omega, ref. 1389 no. 32, steel with original PVD coating, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just under 7.2 inches, adjustable
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has installed a new battery and performed any needed servicing.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.